During the next week, thousands of faithful and partygoers alike will descend upon New Orleans for the annual Mardi Gras celebration.
It may have taken a full half-hour episode for Lassie to find the missing boy in a well and bring help, but William Greene's pointers could have accomplished the same task in less than three minutes.
Every day, hundreds of cars travel back and forth over John W. Morrow Jr. Parkway. Most drivers know that the roadway will take them to the mall or lead them to the interstate, but what they may not know is the history of the road's namesake.
Standing out against the brown hill and wintry gray trees off the highway, a 100-year-old square dwelling, painted bright red with a shiny tin roof, quickly catches the eye.
Early on June 4, 2000, the Rev. Fulton Boswell and a few members of Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church watched as the sanctuary was gutted by fire. The cause was arson, and no one was ever arrested. Later that day, the congregation gathered under a tent for the regular Sunday service.
Although their area of expertise falls more in the horticultural field, the Hall County Master Gardeners have taken on two important projects at the Northeast Georgia History Center.
Last weekend, hundreds of chefs made their way to Atlanta for a chance to see the latest trends in food from the region's best chefs, cooking competitions and to network with some the elite in the food industry.
Sometimes a trip to a recycling center can do more than save the environment. Sometimes it can restore faith in humanity.
Kim Johnson's goal for the year is simple: Continue the work she's doing, but in a bigger way.
Area Patsy Cline fans may fall to pieces Thursday. The Arts Council is presenting a tribute performance, "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline," at 7:30 p.m. at the Brenau University Hosch Theatre, 429 Academy St. The show will feature Gainesville native Katie Deal as the late chanteuse. "Katie has such a phenomenal voice," said Gladys Wyant, arts council executive director. "Some of us are surprised that she's not on Broadway." Instead of taking up residence ...
The founders of the Men's Progressive Club proved that there was more than one way to get what you want, even in the segregated South.
To say Flowery Branch resident Margaret Burks has an adventurous spirit would be an understatement.
If you haven't done so already, now is the time to show your trees some love. "I recommend that you look at the trees on your property at least once a year. You want to look for any of those dead limbs, anything that looks diseased, anything that's hanging," said Jason Justice, the city of Gainesville's senior planner and certified arborist. "Rotting limbs, or limbs that are dead can be a hazard to anyone on ...
It's not everyday that you get the opportunity to taste-test a potential new favorite recipe, but that's just the opportunity that's being extended at the Mulberry Creek Community Center.
Long before Hall County became known as the "Poultry Capital of the World," it was known for much more sinister reasons.
Fifth-grader Heartley Twiggs loves to read fiction books and thinks kids are better off when they read books they enjoy.
Brittany Evans wanted a storybook wedding but what she got was something more like a movie.
In 1940, C.W. Davis hitched a ride from a driver in a red Ford, ultimately securing a movie date with the woman behind the wheel.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On the day the Boston Marathon bombing transfixed the world, Mark Watkins of suburban Kansas City, Mo., lay face to face with a crisis of life, death and faith.
Gardens on Green hosted students from Riverbend Elementary on Tuesday for an exercise of creativity.
Barbecue chicken is one of my favorite summertime dishes. I like every part of it - the tomato-based sauce (the spicier the better), the crispy skin, even the bones.
The school year is winding down and Memorial Day is just around the corner. Activities such as boating, camping and picnicking are fun ways to experience the great outdoors.
Question: It used to be forbidden to cut lettuce with a knife. Only tearing by hand or cutting with a plastic knife was acceptable. But now I see TV chefs regularly chopping lettuce with a regular knife. What is responsible for this change in thinking?
For 52-year-old Gina Sweet, it had been awhile since she hit the dating scene. Luckily for her, family members gave her the Cinderella treatment before she ventured out to Cocktails & Conversations, a brand-new speed-dating venture in Gainesville.
JEFFERSON - It was anything but a regular school day for the 15 local middle schools students who participated in the Jackson Electric Membership Corporation Junior Solar Sprint competition May 3. Using one of the Earth's brightest resources, the sun, students put their hand-built solar sprinters to the test in a fast-paced race competition at Road Atlanta in Braselton.
Editor's note: North Hall High School junior Catherine Sartain, 16, wrote this column for her journalism class about Mother's Day.
"It will be a blessed Mother's Day for my kids, my granddaughter, my wife," Grady Nolan said, his voice cracking slightly. "And for me."
BATH TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The Stephen Ministry is looking for compassionate men and women who want to help people who are hurting.
Just the other day I was looking at a dogwood tree at the house and saw it was in pretty good shape overall. However, things can change and it is worth keeping an eye on the tree to see if it becomes infected.
The Soque River Watershed Association in Clarkesvillle and the Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Clarkesville and Clayton are teaming up again to turn recycled Coca-Cola barrels into rainbarrels for water conservation efforts.